Indie Filmmaker Max Makowski Directing Voltron?!
Just weeks after we announced that the Voltron movie was dumped by Fox, our friends at Latino Review have discovered who will be directing the latest iteration. Max Makowski, who directed a 2005 Sundance film called One Last Dance and is currently working on the Kung Fu redux for Warner Brothers, will be helming Voltron. An odd choice? Maybe so, but Latino Review says that Max "is supposed to have a great visual style that's very specific and all his own," which should be a good thing. Other than that, not much is known about him, besides that he's got some potential and had a Sundance movie that caused some buzz.
As much as we wish that Makowski will be the next Jon Favreau who is going to take Voltron and turn it into the movie that we dreamt of as a kid, I just can't see it happening. The whole project sounds a bit weak to begin with. Although early script reviews of Justin Marks' screenplay have been very positive, I'm not sure Makowski will be the big-budget action-film director this needs to stand up to the likes of Transformers and Iron Man. I will definitely give Makowski a chance to prove me wrong and show me that Voltron will kick ass, but for now I remain hesitant. If anyone has seen his Sundance film One Last Dance or is familiar with any of his work, let us know. Do you think Makowski will be able to pull it off?